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Paper Abstract

444. Mario Draghi and Robert Pozen, US-EU Regulatory Convergence: Capital Markets Issues, 10/2003; forthcoming in the upcoming book by the Bertelsmann Foundation on "The Future of Transatlantic Relations."

Abstract: The U.S. and the E.U. are the two most important areas in terms of capital raising and securities trading, so together they constitute the "G-2" of the capital markets. Through informal leadership, the G-2 can help resolve some important regulatory issues between the U.S. and the E.U. while providing precedents for the global capital markets. The key issues in the U.S. include: reconciliation of accounting systems, extraterritorial application of Sarbanes-Oxley, and U.S. access to E.U. trading screens. The key issues in the E.U. include: E.U. restrictions on pension management, differential treatment of financial conglomerates, and no uniform E.U. rules on takeovers.

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